"I don't understand how you can ban a man from a land that was said to be a beacon of light."
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Music video created by Ben Strebel of Sovage in close association with Stay In School. "No Refuge" released by ROLI Records.
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“No Refuge” (lyrics)
I don't understand how you could ban a man
from a land that was said to be a beacon of light
for men escaping the plight of tyranny
and the weary poverty stricken children who are sincerely
innocent to the bombs that dropped on their cities
that caused disfigurement and injuries
or the women who seek education and medicine
but are spiritually oppressed by those who don't understand
the prophet's teachings clearly
As the yearly death toll rises in Syria
creating more refugees, how can we dispute the truth
that the seeds of man all fall down from the same tree?
I'm an innocent immigrant trying to emigrate
to the land built by immigrants
where the face of a former slave
became the face of the president
where the hearts of the depraved men
once boarded ships and crossed the oceans
searching for a place to practice their religion out in the open
and thus the country was made (yes)
let's make america great again
but not a place that's filled with bigotry, racism and hate again
Let's fulfill the need of all men, from city streets to coal mines
but don't forget that humanity is the gold mine
I wanna fall at the feet of Lady Liberty
from the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream
to the land of the brave, and the free
where there's freedom of speech, freedom to teach
but they won't let me in, no they won't let me in
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